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September 30, 2011 - Allowing robotic welding even for short production runs, completely enclosed and movable welding cell consists of 6-axis RV10-6 vertical articulated arm robot, high-capacity RobotStarV control, and 2 freely programmable additional axes. Welding robot, which may be arranged upright or suspended overhead, has payload capacity of 13.23 lb and repeatability of 0.002 in. All supply, exhaust, and safety requirements are integrated within cell, which occupies 32.8 feetē floor space.

Reis Compact Welding Cell RV10-6 with 2 Freely Programmable Additional Axes

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Reis Robotics
1320 Holmes Rd.
Elgin, IL, 60123

Press release date: September 28, 2011

The compact welding cell is completely enclosed allowing economical robotic welding even for short production runs. The movable cell with the Reis welding robot RV10-6, the high-capacity control RobotStarV and the 2 freely programmable additional axes is mounted ready for operation and can be used immediately. All supply, exhaust and safety requirements are integrated within the cell, so that additional expensive peripheral equipment was not necessary. Floor space requirement of the compact cell is only 10 m2 (32.8 feetē).

The cell consists of a 6-axis Reis vertical articulated arm robot, which may be arranged upright or suspended overhead. The RV10-6 requires minimal maintenance and has a payload capacity of 6 kg (13.23 lbs) and a repeatability of 0,05 mm (0.002") and was designed for complex path tasks. Due to the rigid construction with enclosed drive elements this robot is also suitable for extreme operating conditions.

Robot and rotary table are mounted on a common transport frame. The complete safety cabin is also mounted on this transport frame.

The manual rotary table additionally is equipped with 2 mounted head and tailstock turning devices with a distance between tips of 1.200 mm and a payload of 100 kg. Using these head and tailstock turning devices the components can be positioned to the robot in an optimum manner and can be controlled separately as 7th and 8th external robot axis as before.

Additional axes transformation allows synchronous movement of the freely programmable peripheral axes in path operating mode to the robot which ensures that the welding torch moves at constant speed.

While the robot is welding work pieces in one station, finished parts can be unloaded at the other station and new raw parts can be loaded.

The installation also offers the possibility to weld different components in alternating stations. This results in high flexibility with high production capacity, low operating costs and easy programming at the same time.

Due to an integrated inquiry of the table position towards the robot, even different programs may be processed on either side. This ensures highest possible flexibility. Due to a special bearing of the workpiece carrier plate, it can be moved with hardly any force efforts, so that the operator won't be strained. With this rotary table concept, a complicated and expensive safety equipment may be renounced. Light barriers, step mats, swing doors and 2-hand operations thus can be omitted.

Thus, Euro-pallets or skeleton containers with the individual parts or finished parts can be stored in the direct proximity of the rotary table in the worker's work envelope.

It is ensured that the incurring ancillary times will be reduced to a minimum.

Advantages of the compact cell
  • Complete welding cell for MIG/MAG, TIG or plasma welding with robot RV10-6. Delivery from one source.
  • 2 external freely programmable axes for optimum positioning of components
  • Readiness for operation after 30 minutes by plug & work cabin solution
  • High production capacity on approx. 10 mē (32.8 feet2)
  • Operator-friendly robot control with process data acquisition
  • Digital MIG/MAG welding current source with tacho-controlled wire feed or TIG/ plasma welding apparatus
  • Very easy programming in clear text
  • Clean work environment by integrated exhaust technology
  • Complete safety cabin acc. to CE
  • Robust installation requiring minimal maintenance with high reliability and low operating costs
  • Amortization time less than 1.5 years

    About Reis Robotics Reis Robotics is an innovative company leading in robot technology and system integration. The Reis Robotics group with international activities has its headquarters in Obernburg, Germany and is a market leader for automation systems in the photovoltaic industry. For more than two decades, Reis has been one of the most important integrators for automation systems in all major industry sectors. In addition to articulated arm robots the product range also includes linear robots, gantries, horizontal articulated arm robots and other special robots. Additional products include: Try-out and Spotting Presses as well as Trim Presses and Trim Tools. REIS ROBOTICS designs and delivers complete automation systems from one source. The company's success since 1957 is based on the great experience gained during planning and execution of turnkey automation systems. For this, Reis Robotics offers a broad product range of industrial robots (welding robots, casting robots, handling robots, laser robots, and many others), peripheral modules and services for automation solutions in all major application fields.

    Further information: Reis Robotics USA, Inc. 1320 Holmes Road Elgin, IL 60123 Phone: 847-741-9500
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